Bead artist Gail Be realized that in order to achieve her goal of making red-carpet-worthy gowns she would need to work collaboratively with fashion designers to combine their expertise in fashion design with her expertise in beading to create breathtaking, one-of-a-kind gowns.

Describe a time you needed help from others to achieve a personal goal.

Although Gail lost her sight for five years, her passion for beading led her to continue to amass an enormous collection of rare and vintage beads. With her sight restored after three surgeries, she is now able to put those beads to use in her gowns.

What is something you collect? Prepare a presentation for the class that explains what you collect and why. If possible, bring in some artifacts from your collection to share.